As much as your mate just loves taking you on late night McDonald’s runs or to class at NeW Space, sometimes you’ve got to expand your transportation options outside of hitching a ride.
We’ve all been there; a scary boss you don’t know how to talk to about your uni timetable. You can’t ghost in the shadows forever though. Eventually you’re going to have to tell them when you can and can’t work – and put your foot down if you need to study.
Between assessments, friends, family, working, dating, exercising, eating, stressing (…), and the multitude of other things going on in our lives, we can easily forget to take care of our health.
It’s not your fault. During the whirlwind that was Orientation – meeting your peers, hitting the water park, sussing out the best coffee joints – you probably didn’t think to write down every single piece of info coming at you.
Every exciting journey begins with a less-than-exciting packing list. I half-excitedly, half-anxiously recall packing my bags in preparation for the flight, uncertain of what lay ahead, and I cannot emphasise enough how much smoother the journey to Newcastle will be if you do some planning before you pack.
In my experience of studying abroad, O-Week was a great way to get to know the University, its environment, and the overall feel of the city where I had chosen to spend the next six months of my life.